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Emotional Emancipation
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Dr. Dee Caroll overcame overwhelming odds to rebuild a beautiful life, and now she wants to help others achieve emotional emancipation. Then, we speak with Jennifer Smith, a young lawyer who put her promising career on hold to do pro-bono human rights work in South Africa. She thinks more young, black Americans need to experience the motherland.
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Emotional Emancipation and Visiting the Motherland
Dr. Dee Caroll talks about how she has beat overwhelming odds to recreate a beautiful life. Then, Professor Jennifer Smith discusses her time in Africa, and why she thinks other young african-americans should visit the continent.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Dee Caroll
Dee Carroll, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and consultant dedicated to helping people liberate themselves from their past and reinvent their lives. After a devastating setback in her own life, Dr. Dee beat the odds to recreate a beautiful life for herself, and is determined to help others do the same. As the Emotional Emancipation Doctor, she aims to lead you to success, empower you to achieve your goals, and guide you to where you want to be.

As a seasoned life coach, Dr. Dee is passionate about working with individuals, corporations, and small businesses to achieve their goals. Through her unique tools, you or your audience will learn to unlock their full potential. Dr. Dee encourages her clients to set attainable life goals, while shifting their perspective to implement them.

Dr. Dee is a sought-after speaker, empowering audiences in both professional and personal settings to take control of their lives and reinvent themselves. She has appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs and CNN.

With over 28 years of experience as a senior executive and entrepreneur, Dr. Dee has deep knowledge and skill in workforce development, staff augmentation, and life coaching. She holds degrees is psychology, business administration, management and was in a featured CNN segment discussing the success of minority-owned businesses.

Dr. Dee's website

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith is a professor of law at the Florida A&M University College of Law. Before joining the FAMU College of Law, Professor Smith was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP, an international law firm, where she chaired the law firm’s South Florida Health Law Group. She practiced in both the Washington, D.C. and Miami offices. During that time, the Young Lawyers Division of the Washington Bar Association recognized her as “The Young Lawyer of the Year.” Prior to becoming a partner, she was recognized as an “extraordinary associate” by the law firm. While an associate, she took a leave from the law firm to volunteer as a human rights attorney with the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining the firm, Professor Smith served as a federal judicial law clerk to former Chief Judge Joseph W. Hatchett on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She holds a B.S. from Hampton University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Professor Smith teaches Federal Civil Procedure and several upper-level courses. She continues to represent the underrepresented in pro bono work. She is well-published in several law journals including the National Lawyers Guild Review, St. John’s University School of Law Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, Maine Law Review, Chapman Law Review, Suffolk University Law Review, Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, and Journal of Law & Politics published at the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2011, the Supreme Court of Texas favorably cited to one of Professor Smith’s articles in deciding an important issue concerning attorney’s fees. She is a co-author of a recent supplement to Civil Procedure: A Student Electronic Discovery Primer: An Essential Companion For Civil Procedure Courses (Carolina Academic Press, 2016). The Primer supplements the traditional law school introductory Civil Procedure course by providing a condensed introduction to electronic discovery. In 2017 and 2018, Professor Smith submitted petitions for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor Smith's website